Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital

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For over 12 years, Calvary Mater Newcastle has been privileged to be a Dry July beneficiary. Over this time we have been fortunate to have had a vast array of projects and equipment funded that have made a huge difference to the experience of our cancer patients and their families when they are being treated at the hospital.

By raising funds for the hospital through Dry July, you will be funding projects for our oncology services that directly benefit and assist in the comfort and care of our patients and their families.

Calvary Mater Newcastle is the major cancer care centre for the Hunter New England Local Health District, delivering more than 396,000 occasions of outpatient services and in excess of 17,000 inpatient treatments per year.

We provide a comprehensive range of cancer services, diagnosis and treatment including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplants and surgery.

As the region’s tertiary referral cancer hospital, we treat a lot of patients who travel a great distance to have their treatment. Comfortable and convenient accommodation is available onsite for rural and remote patients receiving treatment as an outpatient at the hospital.

Calvary Mater Newcastle is also home to our world renowned research facility and is the main centre for cancer clinical trials in the region.

Thank you for choosing to support Calvary Mater Newcastle.

Latest Updates

Wig Library at Calvary Mater Hospital

Calvary Mater Hospital manages a wig library which receives regular funding from Dry July. This free service is offered to cancer patients who have lost their hair during the course of their treatment.

The Wig Service at Calvary Mater Hospital is run by volunteers and operates every second and fourth Monday monthly at the hospital assisting approximately 450 patients each year from all over the Hunter New England region. The Wig Service is a personalised service; hairdressers are trained in the wig fitting and take time with each client. The service at Calvary Mater was partially funded by Dry July in 2011 and fully in 2012.  In addition, we are pleased to report that some of Dry July fundraising in 2011 went towards refurbishing the Wig Service waiting area making the space more comfortable.

Patient Area Refurbishments

With funds from 2012 Calvary Mater Hospital refurbished their surgical ward patient lounge area.

Replacement Mattresses

Calvary Mater Hospital purchased and installed 94 MacMed Healthcare mattresses manufactured from finest hospital grade foam that contours to the body effectively, providing maximum pressure redistribution, skin integrity and most of all helps promote patient comfort.

These mattresses are specifically made for the hospital environment, being made from the Ultra-Fresh anti-microbial system which is effective against dust mites, bacteria, mould and mildew, ensuring that patients are comfortable and in a healthy environment. 

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